2015 is in the books. It was definitely an interesting year with it’s positives and negatives, it’s controversies, and memories that’ll remain with us forever. But as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, it’s time to reflect on the 365 days that once were. Here at Radioactive Metal, we do just that with our annual Rammy Awards. Being kind of our own take on the Grammies, we allocate this time to share with our Beautiful MFers our favorites in key categories most important to Metalheads, such as: Favorite Artist, Album, Song, News Story and, of course, our Radioactive Metal Hall Of Fame inductees. Generally, there are zero fucks given from Heavy Metal fans about annual award ceremonies but the opportunity to discuss our beloved genre is always more valuable than some gold plated trinket. Here’s to 2015 and Horns Up to an even better 2016!!
Canadian hyper blast metallers KATAKLYSM are RAM’s interview equivalent of New York, New York. A band so nice we had to have them on twice. Pushing this year’s brilliant Of Ghosts And Gods record, Kataklysm came through Orlando recently and give us the opportunity to get caught up with J-F Dagenais. We discuss the new album, the band’s longevity, touring in the old days, and the recent announcement of EX DEO returning. A kataklysmik event for sure. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we go over a buncha ABBATH , Decibel magazine’s Top 40 of 2015 and introduce Jersey’s EYE OF THE DESTROYER in our Indie Spotlight. Horns!!
HATE ETERNAL mainman Erik Rutan is one of Metaldom’s movers and shakers. Despite spending the majority of his career tearing it up with his main project, he’s still known for his time with the legendary MORBID ANGEL and is a renowned sought out record producer. Recently while headlining our neck of the woods, we caught up with Mr. Rutan. We discussed their Infernus record and their Season Of Mist home, as well as his production duties and the band’s influence. In our News, Views,and Tunes, we crank the latest Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel, AUTOPSY, RAMMING SPEED, UNDERGANG, and GENOCIDE PACT. We discuss demonic boobies and have a very polarizing conversation over the death of Scott Weiland. Horns Up!!
Maryland Multi-Metal Mayhem Masters MISERY INDEX are right up our musical alley. Heavily focusing on the thrash/death sounds, these Season Of Mist signees also appeal to hard and grindcore fanatics as well. This coupled with their commitment to thought provoking lyrical content makes them practically the perfect Metal artists. ME recently stormed through town with the mighty HATE ETERNAL. Having eluded us in the past, we made sure to finally corner frontman Mark Kloeppel for a chat. We discussed their brilliant Killing Gods record, their multiple connections to DYING FETUS, and what exactly is a misery index. Despite their monicker, this will put a smile on your face. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we breathe a sigh of relief regarding last weeks interview subjects and put a price tag on SLAYER 2016. horns!!!